The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

Just hangin’ outdoors…

We pride ourselves on supporting Canadian artists, including six – four from Ontario and two from B.C. – who make beautiful outdoor wall art made from high-quality metal. Some designs are intended to rust, while others are powder-coated steel so they won’t.

Metallic Evolution

Based out of Guelph, John and Heather have been designing and building (with 1 assistant) all of their metal art and other metal products on their farm for 25 years. They have an on-site studio and retail gallery, and we are one of the stores fortunate to carry their wares.

Metallic Evolution products

Artfully Recycled

Kingston-based artist, Laurie Sponagle, has makes fun and quirky one-of-a-kind wall art from reclaimed natural and salvaged materials, providing an eco-conscious option for beautifying your outdoor living area.

Artfully Recycled Products

Murals in Metal

Ever heard of Lucan, Ontario? It’s about half-an-hour north of London, and it’s home to Murals in Metal, a family-owned and operated metal art studio that’s been producing murals and signs since 2004.

Murals in Metal products

Dog Bite Steel

Jean Pierre Schoss lives and works in Uxbridge, recycling steel from old oil, hot water, and propane tanks, from farm equipment, and from elsewhere into colourful and playful pieces loved by all.

Dog Bite Steel products

Anvil Island

Vancouver Island’s Jack Willoughby works with copper, iron, aluminum, and steel to create fun and playful pieces. His gorgeous Tree of Love is a popular wedding gift.

Anvil Island products

Ruggid Coast

Ruggid Coast is a Vancouver Island collective of metal artists: Jerrod L. Pinder, Trevor Husband, Joe Wilson, Harold Alfred, George Stokes, and Trevor Hunt, who proudly produce a variety of beautiful precision art, including a lot with an Indigenous theme.

Ruggid Coast products


We have lots of gorgeous pieces from these artists in the store with more on the way.

Love the look but not finding the right piece? Fear not… many of these artists offer custom designs!

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